by DW Green — January 24, 2018
A college friend of mine recently passed way. Roy Wittstruck was his name. Roy was a big dude, very smart and very funny. He was a good man and a good friend. I think we are all blessed with the individuals we meet in a lifetime. They become our teachers, mentors, companions and friends. And I believe it’s not by accident or coincidence that certain people come into are lives. It is all meant to be, for we attract to us what we emanate.
With the death of my friend Roy, I’m reminded of the wonderful poem by T.S. Elliot.
The Little Gidding…
“What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make and end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from…
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring –
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time…
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.”
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